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$10 Bouquets

May 2nd, 2009 by     


With 10 bridesmaids, it was a little daunting thinking about all the money we’d spend on fresh floral bouquets. I’ve heard prices in the range of $30 and up, depending on the amount and type of fresh flowers. Then, there is my bouquet which could run in the upwards of $100-$150 (or even more, I’m sure!).

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From flickr.com

Is it possible that I can create my own bouquets without spending major moulah???

Simple Answer: YES!


I stumbled upon my answer when I was at Michael’s picking up supplies for a little bridesmaids project I was working on (to be blogged about later-no peaking any of you bridesmaids that read this). They had a sale on their Spring Buds assorted flowers. Originally, each stem was $4.99 and they were being sold at 50% off! I also had a 25% off coupon for the entire purchase for non-sale items like the satin ribbon, floral tape and pins to put it all together.

I also initially purchased small white Styrofoam cones and thought I could stick the flowers in that and wrap that up with the white ribbon. It looked a little too fake so I scratched that idea. Here’s what it looked like just to get an idea:

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Here’s what I used for each bridesmaids bouquet:

  • 2 Orange Hydrangea Stems ($5 total)
  • Green Floral Tape
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • Pins

(maybe $1 when dividing up the floral tape, ribbon and pins)

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So each bouquet is less than $10!

My bouquet consisted of:

  • 4 Orange Hydrangea Stems ($10)
  • 1 White Hydrangea Stem – to break off little flowers and scatter them around the orange flowers ($2.50)
  • Green Floral Tape
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • Pins

(again, maybe $1 when dividing up the floral tape, ribbon and pins)

This is a very quick snapshot. There would be more little white petals than just the one.

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Has anyone else done something like this? What are your plans for floral arrangements?

2 Responses to “$10 Bouquets”

  1. Chelsey Scott Says:

    yes I bought all of my flowers at old time pottery, 50$ and I think I have enough for 7 bouquets and 8 floral center pieces. I am not huge on the round floral bouquet look so mine arn’t as full as yours but they all have an assortment of flowers. Fake is defiantly the way to go.

  2. Najah G. Says:

    Yes, I bought fresh flowers from walmart and made a very nice bridal bouquet with 12 dozen pink roses. I got ribbon and pins from the craft store, it all came to about 8 bucks. Not bad, so I figured I’d make my bridesmaids bouquet. Also if you want step by step instuctions just go to youtube.com type in bridal flowers.